I went to a five-day racing course at Bondurant School. It is an amazing experience and you learn to have so much respect for formula I racers because of their incredible strength, intellect, focus, and knowledge. An incredibly exciting experience;-)) loved it
Best way to start is with an organised circuit and I'm afraid that cost can be high but a good circuit will have a good school, you'll learn more , have more fun safely and the adrenaline rush is out of this world!
Driving a race car is not that difficult but it depends on many factors. Here are my 2 cents advise LOL: 1. Self confidence in your own driving style. 2. How much do you know the car? Do you know how it will or might react in critical manoeuvrings? What are your best options in those split seconds? 3. Are you driving in a closed circuit where there is no one else but you or on a normal road, you should abide to traffic regulations. 5. You should bear in mind of the car's engine. 6. What type of road and weather? The list can be exhaustive and I sure there is more. But one thing for sure, the response of a race car each time you press on the accelerator, that's really awesome !
Best way to start is with an organised circuit where you get the chance to drive a selection of cars with different configurations. Normally an instructuor sits next to you and some of the cars ae dual control in case you start to make a mess of things.
Once you have done it a few times you relax a little and it is amazing how much time you can reduce from original lap times.